TODAY is International Women’s Day.
To celebrate, we spoke to cash-savvy female bloggers Lotty Burns and Faith Archer, who know a thing or two about pinching pennies.
Faith and Lotty share their top tips on saving cash as you shop and, as both are shortlisted for this year’s Headline Money awards, their ideas are certainly not to be sniffed at . . .
LOTTY runs award-winning money blog, Lotty Earns.
She says: “Put some money away every month. Start now.
“It doesn’t matter how much you put away, just do it consistently.”
Lotty’s top shopping saving tip: “Get on Facebook and join groups such as Luxury on a Budget, Hot UK Deals and 10 ways to have more money, they post brilliant bargains every day.”
Lotty’s craziest bargain steal: “I bought £586 worth of clothes for £82 at Bargain Crazy – a Littlewood’s outlet store which was closing down.
“I got River Island and Levi’s clothes at 80 per cent off, plus an extra 40 per cent off code.”
FAITH is a mum of two and personal finance journalist who runs Much More With Less.
She says: “I put extra money in my work pension before I had kids. I added voluntary contributions while I could afford it before my income was cut during maternity leave.
Faith’s shopping tip: “Double up on discounts by looking out for reductions then trying to get more money off. Find a voucher code to cut the cost of clothes in a sale or a code that offers free postage.”
Faith’s family saver: “Vue Mini Mornings adult and child start from £2.49 per ticket and Odeon Kids and Cineworld Movies for Juniors both start from £2.50 a head.”
SAVING: £13.45 for an adult and child ticket (Odeon price)
Deal of the day
GET money off Ibis hotel rooms in Bristol, Manchester and Nottingham when you book Dot To Dot festival tickets. See ibis.com/music.
SAVE: Up to 25 per cent
GET your hair straight with Lidl’s heated brush – a fraction of the cost of the GHD Glide hot brush.
Reader’s saving tip
DONNA WRIGHT, of Brentwood, Essex, says: “Don’t waste money on expensive make-up bags. School pencil cases from any discount store are just as good and much cheaper.”
- Send your hints to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is published. Please include your name and town.
DOUGH stop me now! Buy Bohemian Rhapsody on DVD for £10 at Asda and get any pizza-counter 10in stuffed crust for just £2. RRP £4.
Hot right now
GET 15 per cent off full priced orders at Ernest Jones using discount code EJVCLOUD15 via vouchercloud.com. Deal ends on Sunday.
Shop & save
SNIFF out a bargain with Glade’s Bali Sandalwood & Jasmine scented candle, only £1.75 at Wilko, down from £5.
My Sun Savers fiver
JOHN MacLEOD, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, says: “I’m saving my Savers fivers for my train fare to go and see Manchester United play.”
- Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is published. Please include your name and town.
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JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
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